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April 2018

Japan Study Day

April 27, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458 United States
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This special Study Day celebrates Japanese arts and sciences in the field of natural history and garden design, featuring an international team of experts.

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May 2018

Distant Listening/Digital Musicology: music21 and Compositional Similarity in the Late Middle Ages

May 1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Heyman Center Common Room, Columbia University, 74 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This panel examines originalities in musical cultures from the fourteenth through eighteenth centuries, while turning a critical eye from the dawn of the digital age toward scholarly creations of musical pasts.

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Paola Bertucci – Artisanal Enlightenment: Science and the Mechanical Arts in Early Modern France

May 1, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Room #5114, 365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Yale University Professor Paola Bertucci will discuss her recent book, "Artisanal Enlightenment: Science and the Mechanical Arts in Early Modern France." Her work places mechanical arts and the world of making at the heart of the Enlightenment, providing a groundbreaking perspective about the period.

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Carl Zimmer – From Ebola to Dinosaurs to 23andMe: Writing about the Science of Life

May 2, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
World Room, Pulitzer Hall, Columbia University, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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A discussion with Carl Zimmer of the New York Times.

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Megan Vaughan – Metabolic Disorder, Global Health and ‘Noncommunicable’ Disease in Malawi

May 3, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This paper examines how the concept of ‘metabolic disorder’ or ‘metabolic syndrome’ has been applied to the collection of global health metrics on ‘noncommunicable’ disease in Malawi. It argues that though the contemporary science of metabolism points to complexity and contingency, its application in this context has led to a narrowing in understanding of the drivers of epidemiological change.

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CPRC Children, Youth, and Families Annual Mini-Conference: New Research on Disparities in Health and Development

May 4, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Columbia School of Social Work, Room 311 and 312, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY United States
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The CPRC invites you to join a group of leading interdisciplinary scholars to learn about exciting new research, network, and engage in discussions about the next steps of scholarly pursuits and policy developments.

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From Rome to Beijing: Sacred Spaces in Dialogue Symposium

May 4, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Schermerhorn Hall Room #612, Columbia University, 1190 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This interdisciplinary symposium will explore the relationship between the Jesuit enterprise and China in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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Ilan Dar-Nimrod – Who Are You – Who Am I? Theoretical and Practical Concerns at the Era of the Gene

May 7, 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm
200B Schermerhorn Hall, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY United States

Dar-Nimrod will present theoretical and empirical research that addresses the effects that are elicited when individuals encounter arguments propagating the relevance of genes for specific behaviors, conditions, diseases, and group differences.

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What Can Neuroscience Contribute to Economics? – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

May 7, 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The speaker and respondents will discuss the best uses of neuroscience in economics research and how they can be further refined and improved. Furthermore, the participants will consider what the future holds for our understanding of the human mind and the implications for economics and the decision sciences.

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The Statistical Subject in the Age of Data

May 10, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jerome Greene Hall Room #908, 435 W 116th St
New York, NY 10027 United States
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How are statisticians changing our world? Are they still taming chance? New decisional statistics are seeking less to discriminate people into categories than to extract, from massive data that collects the most anodyne things of our lives, a knowledge about our most private desires.

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